With 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
In 2016, the Wisconsin legislature enacted legislation that would provide an additional $2 million to the state's treatment and diversion program. This program has been shown to save almost $2 for every dollar in public costs through reduced recidivism and lower incarceration costs. Following upon this success, a package of bills was introduced at the end of 2016 that seek to make communities safer while also increasing public safety. While this legislation was not successful because of its late introduction, it does provide a starting point for criminal justice reform in 2017.